Literature: Literary History

  • The Lofty Rhyme: A Study of Milton's Major Poetry book cover

    The Lofty Rhyme

    A Study of Milton's Major Poetry, 1st Edition

    By Balachandra Rajan

    First published in 1970. Few books on Milton have dealt with his poetry as a whole. The present study, a discussion of Milton’s major poetry, seeks to examine each of the poems on its own distinctive grounds and also to delineate the pattern of continuity which the poems enter into and sustain. The…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Paradise Lost book cover

    Paradise Lost

    1st Edition

    By G. K. Hunter

    First published in 1980. Paradise Lost was once a favourite text for family reading; today it is confined to the educational system, which treats it as an object to be investigated rather than a subject that demands response. Professor Hunter writes inevitably for an audience of literary students,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton's Creation: A Guide through Paradise Lost book cover

    Milton's Creation

    A Guide through Paradise Lost, 1st Edition

    By Harry Blamires

    First published in 1971. The intention of Milton’s Creation is to provide the student with a simple and direct entry into Paradise Lost. The author is not concerned with taking sides in critical controversy. His aim is to elucidate Milton’s primary meanings; this is a work of exegesis, not of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Liberalizing Contracts: Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History book cover

    Liberalizing Contracts

    Nineteenth Century Promises Through Literature, Law and History, 1st Edition

    By Anat Rosenberg

    In Liberalizing Contracts Anat Rosenberg examines nineteenth-century liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the formal legal category of binding agreement, and the relations and human practices at which it gestured, most…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic book cover

    Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic

    1st Edition

    By Francis C. Blessington

    This study, first published in 1979, explores the idea that all spheres of action - hell, heaven, and earth - of the classical epic is relevant to all parts of Paradise Lost. The author also examines the structure, style, and the narrator of the text. This title will be of great interest to…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays book cover

    Milton Re-viewed

    Ten Essays, 1st Edition

    By Edward Le Comte

    First published in 1991. These ten essays by the distinguished Milton scholar Edward Le Comte examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton’s poetry and prose, including particular focus on both Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. This title will be of great interest to students of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Milton's Minor Poems book cover

    Milton's Minor Poems

    1st Edition

    By J. B. Leishman

    First published in 1969. These nine lectures written by the distinguished scholar J. B. Leishman examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton’s poetry, with particular focus on L’Allegro, Il Penseroso and Lycidas. This title will be of great interest to students of John Milton and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Milton

  • Satire book cover

    Satire

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence: War as Action, 1775-1860 book cover

    Constructions of Agency in American Literature on the War of Independence

    War as Action, 1775-1860, 1st Edition

    By Martin Holtz

    This book argues that the negotiation of agency is central not only to the experience of war but also to its representation in cultural expressions, ranging from a notion of disablement, expressed in victimization, immobilization, traumatization, and death, to enablement, expressed in the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Ballad book cover

    The Ballad

    1st Edition

    By Alan Bold

    First published in 1979, this work presents the history of the ballad, including its origin, style, content and preservation. It explores how ballads have adapted and changed over time, particularly with the rise of mass literacy and printing and the decline in the oral tradition, and in doing so,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Tragedy book cover

    Tragedy

    1st Edition

    By Clifford Leech

    First published in 1969, this work examines the genre of Tragedy from its origins in ancient Greece, to the modern day. Beginning with an overview of the meaning of tragedy in Europe through the ages, it goes on to explore common aspects of tragedies such as the tragic hero, the chorus and unities,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Inscribed Identities: Life Writing as Self-Realization book cover

    Inscribed Identities

    Life Writing as Self-Realization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Ramon Resina

    Autobiography is a long-established literary modality of self-exposure with commanding works such as Augustine’s Confessions, Rousseau’s book of the same title, and Salvador Dalí’s paradoxical reformulation of that title in his Unspeakable Confessions. Like all genres with a distinguished career,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Auto/Biography Studies

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